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Ozone-Depleting Substance (ODS)

A family of man-made compounds that includes, but is not limited to: chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs); bromofluorocarbons (halons); methyl chloroform; carbon tetrachloride; methyl bromide; and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). 

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A contraction of "permanent agriculture," coined in 1978 by Australian ecologists Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. Permaculture is an approach to developing ecological human habitats and food production systems that use land sustainable and build communities that harmonious integrate dwellings and agriculture in regard to climate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, and water use. Permaculture focuses not on the ...

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